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04-12-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 191,246
Posted By chaadster

Those should be just fine with the Ergons if you...

Those should be just fine with the Ergons if you mount them right next to the grips. Let us know what you find.

Speaking as a Clyde, ďlighter is fasterĒ has more of impact for me than it does for...
04-11-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 191,246
Posted By chaadster

I just scooped up a pair of SQ Lab InnerBarEnds...

I just scooped up a pair of SQ Lab InnerBarEnds for the flat bar on the Breezer. I usually grip the inside bar on those open road hauls in order to get more aero (or just switch up the grip), so...
04-11-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By chaadster

Give a call to Competitive Cyclist about the...

Give a call to Competitive Cyclist about the right shifter; dunno what your brake situation is, but they had the hydro shift/caliper combo in stock last week despite not being listed on the website. ...
04-11-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By chaadster

There are tons of options; various styles, some...

There are tons of options; various styles, some easy to install, some less so, some theft-proof, some not.

Picking a type well depends on defining your use case and price range.
04-10-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By chaadster

some spray furniture polish, like Pledge, works a...

some spray furniture polish, like Pledge, works a treat and will put paint and polished aluminum on bling.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By chaadster

The $699 Spinergy Z32 may be worth looking at...

The $699 Spinergy Z32 may be worth looking at tedder987 . The fiber spokes and 32mm deep section rim are super strong, and the internal width is 19mm, with the pair weighing in at 1635g. These also...
04-08-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By chaadster

The Allied Able is elevated chainstay but they...

The Allied Able is elevated chainstay but they don’t offer belt drive, oddly. https://alliedcycleworks.com/collections/able/products/custom-able-frameset
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,300
Posted By chaadster

Sick! Is that a ControlTech TiMania stem? So...

Sick! Is that a ControlTech TiMania stem? So much Ti and carbon...luv it!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By chaadster

I thought the prereq was cheap, but for $50, man,...

I thought the prereq was cheap, but for $50, man, Iíd just bust the screen myself rather than wait a year...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By chaadster

Looking at the charts, the geo is not very...

Looking at the charts, the geo is not very different between those bikes at all, and in fact, even though the Ultimates have 5mm shorter stays, they both have a longer wheelbase which negatively...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 02:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By chaadster

What is this thread about? A year-long search...

What is this thread about? A year-long search for a GPS computer which can be had any day off eBay for $50USD? Huh?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 01:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,263
Posted By chaadster

OP, you only sand so far as to get to bare metal,...

OP, you only sand so far as to get to bare metal, then hit it with polishing compound and a high-speed buffing wheel to get the mirror.

As noted, it will oxidize and throw a dirty, dull top layer...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,263
Posted By chaadster

Aluminum bodied Corvette? Uh...maybe youíre...

Aluminum bodied Corvette? Uh...maybe youíre thinking of some other car? I donít think there were ever any alu production Corvettes.
04-08-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By chaadster

I’m a Bont fan, in part for the wider toe box,...

I’m a Bont fan, in part for the wider toe box, but I’ve also got quite low arches, not so far as flat, but low. I’m not sure what makes a fully moldable shoe like Bont “best for high arches” since...
04-07-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, having a pressure washer thatís so easy and...

Yeah, having a pressure washer thatís so easy and portable is really perfect for road bike cleaning. A really mud-caked MTB might be a challenge...
Forum: Touring
04-07-21, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By chaadster

Rene Herse Loup Loup Pass are 650x38. Though...

Rene Herse Loup Loup Pass are 650x38. Though they don’t appear to offer this in their most durable Endurance casing, I’ve had good luck with the Standard casing in 650x48 format, in terms of...
04-06-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,743
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, but this just like, Guy1: ĒBro, I put...

Yeah, but this just like,

Guy1: ĒBro, I put mine in a baggie in my back pocket!Ē

Guy2: ĒBro, no way! I put mine in a baggie in my back pocket!Ē

Guy3: ĒDudes, can you believe mine is in a...
04-06-21, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By chaadster

Itís a solid pedal choice, but there might be...

Itís a solid pedal choice, but there might be other factors worth considering beyond a popularity contest...

For example, the M540 uses Shimanoís better axle system which beyond offering few...
04-05-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By chaadster

I gotta say, most of the threads on the topic are...

I gotta say, most of the threads on the topic are rubbish, and I’ve seen a lot of them over the course of my +12 years on BF. I say this because it was only this year that I saw someone suggest...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 493
Posted By chaadster

There’s a distinction going unrecognized here,...

There’s a distinction going unrecognized here, between talking about the pedal type causing a crash, and talking about what happens when the pedal type is in a crash.

The following paper addresses...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 493
Posted By chaadster

The question is whether toe clips are more of an...

The question is whether toe clips are more of an injury risk in the event of a crash than riding flats.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By chaadster

As noted upthread, the answer is that it depends....

As noted upthread, the answer is that it depends. It depends on tire construction type, weather conditions, sealant composition, how the tire and sealant were set up, and weather the tire has been...
04-05-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,743
Posted By chaadster

Newer, top-line phones are very water resistant,...

Newer, top-line phones are very water resistant, certainly enough to be fine in a jersey pocket, even in the rain. The iPhone 12 is IP68 rated, for example, so resistant enough to withstand 20ft...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 493
Posted By chaadster

I agree and think this is the correct answer.

I agree and think this is the correct answer.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

Thatís the cool thing about this period in time:...

Thatís the cool thing about this period in time: options! Weíve got access to more wheel setup options than ever before, allowing us to not only fine-tune the ride quality, but also to finely manage...
04-04-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By chaadster

That really doesnít seem bad to me, because I...

That really doesnít seem bad to me, because I remember buying a new Bridgestone CB-3 in 1988, a bike very much period-equivalent to the Escape, for either $306 or $406Ė Iím unsure at this distance. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

Crux and failure point.

Crux and failure point.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

Nah. Itís when all they can offer is a trite...

Nah. Itís when all they can offer is a trite shibboleth that you know they never had any intention of intellectual honesty.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

I donít know what all there isó as I said, Iíve...

I donít know what all there isó as I said, Iíve lost track of the designated tubeless construction type designations, because as WhyFi notes, itís irrelevant since Iím going to use sealant anywayó...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

We werenít talking about being fit, height, or...

We werenít talking about being fit, height, or what most people weigh, we were talking about your assertion that the insert feeling like 30psi isnít bad. Put the goal post wherever you want it, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

Thatís it, thatís a winning strategy: ďNothing to...

Thatís it, thatís a winning strategy: ďNothing to see here, everyone! Ignore the stuff that might make your bike ride more enjoyable, and just use heavy, slow, tires like me. Stand with me, my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 493
Posted By chaadster

I would say that, yes, toe clips are more of a...

I would say that, yes, toe clips are more of a safety risk in a crash than clipless. Riders always come out of clipless pedals in a crash because the foot-twisting motion which releases the cleat,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

Racing Dan dudes like you said the same things...

Racing Dan dudes like you said the same things about STI, suspension systems, and disc brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

Certainly to an extent, but do we know that as...

Certainly to an extent, but do we know that as going on the vid segment? Was the rear flatted as well? How much does Simon weigh?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

Whether thatís true depends on rider weight. ...

Whether thatís true depends on rider weight.

A 150lbs rider will have a very different impression of a 25c at 30psi than a 250lbs rider will, and if youíre closer to 260lbs on anything other...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

Oh god:Recommendations It is recommended...

Oh god:Recommendations

It is recommended not to ride more than 50 km at moderate speed of max 20 km/h in run-flat conditions.
Air-Liner Road complies with ISO requirements for max system weight...
04-03-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 694
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, no, it cannot happen. Accountability is...

Yeah, no, it cannot happen. Accountability is the entire reason eBay works, otherwise it would totally be scam central, which it is not. The OP made a bad move and got burned, but eBay cannot...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

Right, but being honest, Iíve wrestled with...

Right, but being honest, Iíve wrestled with tubeless rim/tire combos to the point I wished Iíd had a bead jack, so Iím not sure thereís really extra there, just different work!

Itís the idea of...
04-03-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 694
Posted By chaadster

The protocol breach happened before you had to...

The protocol breach happened before you had to prove you were the buyer; it should never have gotten to the role reversal scenario in the first place. The way the return was handled was the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

It was never flat-proof. With Airliner,...

It was never flat-proof.

With Airliner, though, you could ditch the emergency flat repair kit altogether. No plugs, no CO2. Rely on the sealant for most puncture repair, and then the Airliner for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

Good question! Dunno, but Iíd guess variable...

Good question! Dunno, but Iíd guess variable compressibility, such that the entire volume of the Airliner doesnít compress, but maybe only a range or layer of it does. Maybe some of the cavities in...
04-03-21, 03:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 694
Posted By chaadster

Man, if after 25 years of eBay growing into one...

Man, if after 25 years of eBay growing into one of the worldsí most successful and largest online marketplaces you still donít get it, no, I donít think anyone can. Iím not trying to be a *total*...
04-03-21, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By chaadster

Nice detective work, folks!

Nice detective work, folks!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

Out of curiosity, what is it that you cannot...

Out of curiosity, what is it that you cannot discern about the Airliner which relies on BF experience to gain your acceptance? I mean, weíre talking Vittoria her, not some Kickstarter startup, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

No, UST arenít the only airtight tubeless tires. ...

No, UST arenít the only airtight tubeless tires. I ran first gen Schwalbe Pro One tires on American Classic Argent tubeless rims (non-UST) without sealant, no problem.

Iíve kind of lost track of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

Yes. Watch the GCN video I posted upthread

Yes. Watch the GCN video I posted upthread
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

We are in an amazing time; between ďtech tubesĒ...

We are in an amazing time; between ďtech tubesĒ (e.g. Aerothan, Revoloop, and Tubolito), this Airliner runflat device, and the array of tubeless tires, weíre able to fine tune our wheel systems to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

Thatís a perplexing scenario to me, as there...

Thatís a perplexing scenario to me, as there really is no downside to having sealant to the rider who doesnít flat much. The stuff is cheap, and itís just in there, in the tire, until it dries out,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

https://youtu.be/66KPtappr-c

https://youtu.be/66KPtappr-c
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,119
Posted By chaadster

Sounds pretty cool to me. Roadside removal is a...

Sounds pretty cool to me. Roadside removal is a non-issue for me; with the sealant as first line defense and the Airliner as a second, fully rideable line of defense, the need to pull the tire...
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